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Social Security recipients can now get coronavirus stimulus checks without filing tax returns, Treasury says
Until Wednesday night, the Internal Revenue Service said that Social Security recipients, veterans, low-income citizens, and others who don't typically have to file tax returns will have to do so this year if they want to receive the $1,200 checks Congress authorized to help get the U.S. through the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. That policy didn't last long.

Date: April 3, 2020

Doctors Speed Through Disability Claims, Make Millions: 6 Takeaways From Our Investigation
Doctors contracted by the state to review disability applications often processed claims quickly and denied most of them — making big money along the way.

Date: December 30, 2019

Social Security Scams Have Caused Millions of Dollars in Losses in 2019 Alone. How You Can Avoid Becoming a Victim.
The Social Security Administration is the No. 1 government agency targeted by imposters, according to the Federal Trade Commission. If you get a call allegedly from the agency, it is probably a scam. Before you give out any information or money, these are the steps you want to take.

Date: December 18, 2019

SSI Federal Payment Amounts For 2020
Maximum Federal Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payment amounts increase with the cost-of-living increases that apply to Social Security benefits. The latest such increase, 1.6 percent, becomes effective January 2020.

Date: December 15, 2019

When Should You Claim Early Social Security?
If you take early Social Security, you start collecting retirement benefits before you reach full retirement age. That's age 66 or 67, depending on the year you were born.

Date: November 3, 2019

Social Security Benefit Will Increase 1.6 Percent in 2020
The cost of living adjustment takes effect in January

Date: October 13, 2019

Is It Possible To Live On Social Security Alone?
The purchasing power of the typical Social Security beneficiary has fallen by 34% since 2000.

Date: August 23, 2019

The Time Between Disability Onset and Application for Benefits: How Variation Among Disabled Workers May Inform Early Intervention Policies
This study contributes to literature that examines how much time typically passes between disability onset and application for disability-program benefits. It addresses two questions: How long after onset do people wait to apply? How might variation in time between onset and application help to identify potential target groups for early intervention?

Date: August 20, 2019

The Price of a Cup of Coffee May be the Answer to Fixing Social Security
Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle agree: Social Security reform needs to happen.One House Democratic proposal that would expand benefits and raise payroll taxes is getting a lot of attention on Capitol Hill.But the proposed changes have sparked a debate: How much is too much when it comes to tax increases?

Date: August 19, 2019

Scams Involving Your Social Security Number and Benefits are on the Rise
Have you received a call or voicemail from someone warning that your Social Security number or benefits are suspended due to suspicious activity? Scammers are hoping you’ll be scared into believing their claims. They usually ask you to confirm your Social Security number and pay money to “reactivate” your number, protect it, or restore your benefits.

Date: August 5, 2019

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